BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY: BIG PARTY, EASY PREPARATION
Is the first birthday coming up? Where, how, when and with whom to celebrate? Good planning ensures great fun! Here you’ll find all the tips for the party, from invitations to gift ideas, without forgetting the cake so preparations for the first birthday party will go smoothly. And fun is guaranteed.
Your little darling doesn’t yet especially need a party. But for you it’s certainly an important moment and it should be celebrated. At the centre of the party there is clearly the birthday child. You know your baby better than anyone. How many people and how much fuss can he or she withstand? Nap and rest time should determine the hours of the party.
In order not to create stress for anyone, it should ideally be a small party for a circle of close family and friends. You can also distribute guests throughout the day, inviting some in the morning and others in the afternoon. Another possibility is having the party over several days. Inviting small children as well? The rule is one guest for each year of age, so that you can also enjoy the day without too much hassle.
Happy birthday, little ray of sunshine! Here are some DIY invitations
First birthday party invitations don’t have to be elaborate. You can also buy them ready to customize with the latest pictures of the baby. You can also easily order cards, postcards or pictures online. Do you like to have fun and show off your creativity? Then, go for it! You can make butterflies, cars and hearts from card stock.
Then decorate them with colourful stamps. Or with a hand or foot print! Just paint the hand or foot with water based colours and press them onto the paper. Another simple idea: a cardboard baby bottle shaped pendant, decorated with coloured beads. All you’ll need to add is text on the invitation, the date, time and address. The invitation is ready! Keep one of the invitations as a souvenir to put in the photo album.
Perfection is banned. Fun decorations are the goal
Every party needs the right decorations. At your nearest Lidl you can purchase cutlery, plates, glasses and napkins for the party. Avoid wasting time with minute details. Streamers hanging from the high chair or edible decorations will certainly attract the children’s attention. What big eyes they’ll have! If you want, you can also establish a theme. Fun ideas for a party are:
- Teddy bears
You can continue the theme with garlands, balloons, the chains of lights, lanterns or hats.
Great joy for the little explorers: you’ve got to have gifts
Is there anyone who doesn't like presents? No. Agree in advance with your guests about appropriate or useful gifts for the child’s age. Not everyone has gift ideas. Don't be afraid to openly express your preferences. At Lidl, you’ll find lots of inspiration and ideas. And of course, there are also continual offers for babies and toddlers.
For the birthday child, the joy will be in unwrapping the presents. Even more than the gifts. Don’t be disappointed if your 1 year old doesn't understand the meaning of a gift. The important thing is that it is colourful and makes noise. Too many surprises together can be tiring for the little one. Better to separate opening presents into shorter time frames. You can collect gifts from your guests and let the little one unwrap one every hour. That way guests will be present and can enjoy the reaction of the birthday child. The new toy doesn't necessarily have to end up immediately in the bedroom. Joy increases if the toys reappear, one at a time, in the days and weeks following the birthday.
A beautiful, colourful and delicious birthday cake
Small but nice. The first birthday cake doesn't have to be magnificent. Whether you want to prepare it at home or opt for a frozen product, you’ll find everything you need at your nearest Lidl store. Cupcakes are also a very good idea. You can try our mixes which are easy and quick to make. A classic dessert for a children's birthday party is a parrot cake. For a sheet cake you’ll need
- 200 g butter Latteria
- 300 g sugar
- 300 g flour Belbake
- 4 eggs
- 1 sachet of baking powder
- 1/4 litre of sour cream
cocoa powder, vanilla pudding mix or food colouring
Mix the butter, sugar, flour, eggs, baking powder and sour cream until you get a homogeneous mixture. Depending on the colours planned for the cake, divide the dough into several bowls. Colour each dough respectively with cocoa powder, vanilla pudding mix or with food colouring. Butter the pan and distribute spoonfuls of different dough alternating with each other in a disorderly manner. Bake for 20 minutes at 200° C. For decoration: Sprinkle with icing sugar and decorate with grains of butter, sugar and flour. Mouth-watering for young and old!